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An opposition supporter rests near Tahrir Square. Egypt has a timetable for the peaceful transfer of power, the vice president said Tuesday, as protesters called for more demonstrations to show that their determination to oust President Hosni Mubarak remains strong.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS

A young anti-Mubarak protester carries an Egyptian flag.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tarek Fawzy / Associated Press

A Thai child walks between tents in the Kantharalak district of Thailand's Si Sa Ket province after being evacuated from the Cambodian border. Cambodian and Thai troops clashed briefly for a fourth straight day as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for maximum restraint in a border dispute that has claimed six lives so far.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters use a green laser to taunt police officers during clashes between residents and riot police. The violence began Tuesday when a crowd threw Molotov cocktails and stones at the town's police station to protest the detention of a local man suspected of involvement in previous clashes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

A woman walks her dog past graffiti art on shopkeepers' shutters. The Spanish capital invited graffiti artists to paint the steel shutters in an organized campaign to preempt random, ugly and often obscene graffiti being done illicitly at night. More than 130 graffiti artists from across Europe participated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP/Getty Images

A member of Canadian dance troupe the 7 Fingers rehearses for an upcoming show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN VIZCAINO / REUTERS

Construction workers use cranes to put finishing touches on the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 50,000-square-foot lotus-inspired museum will open Feb. 17 at precisely 1:18 pm, the time chosen by the project's feng shui master.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Bagira, a 15-year-old lioness in poor health, peers cautiously from the safety of her indoor enclosure at LionsRock Animal Sanctuary. Rescued from a Bulgarian zoo, the big cat was transported to the South African sanctuary by Four Paws, an organization based in Vienna dedicated to alleviating the suffering of mistreated animals around the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON HRUSA / European Pressphoto Agency

Birds keep warm in the steam of a smokestack. Icy arctic air and wind are sweeping the Dakotas yet again, but the National Weather Service predicts warmer weather within days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Devin Wagner / Argus Leader/AP

Dancers from China's Gansu Opera Ensemble perform during their Dunhuang Charm Show at the National Palace of Culture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / REUTERS

College students raise their fists and shout during a job-hunting ceremony in Tokyo. Some 1,500 students who will graduate in March 2012 attended the annual ceremony to encourage one another for job hunting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images

Visitors attend a "Western" temple fair parade on the sixth day of the Chinese lunar new year of the rabbit at Shijingshan amusement park. Going to a temple fair during the spring festival is a tradition for the Chinese.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

Opposition activists flash the victory sign and wave Egyptian flags during a huge rally in the opposition stronghold for Tahrir Square. Egypt has a plan and timetable for the peaceful transfer of power, the vice president said Tuesday as protesters called more demonstrations to show their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak remains potent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters

A resident walks near burning oil tankers which were set ablaze by a bomb explosion. Four trucks carrying fuel for NATO in Afghanistan caught fire after small bombs planted underneath them exploded in a market on the outskirts of Peshawar, witnesses said. There were no casualties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / Reuters

Riot police block protesters outside a courthouse where a Catholic man is on trial, accused of distributing blasphemous material. Hundreds of Muslim radicals set two churches ablaze and attacked the court on the island of Java on Tuesday, calling for harsh punishment for the man, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Hindu devotees pray to the sun god Surya after taking a holy dip on the occasion of Basant Panchami during the "Magh Mela" festival. The festival is an annual religious event held during the Hindu month of Magh, when thousands of Hindu devotees take a dip in the waters of the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JITENDRA PRAKASH / Reuters

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak attends a meeting with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan at the presidential palace. Protesters called for a push Tuesday to eject Mubarak from power after the government conceded little ground in talks with the opposition and tried to squeeze demonstrators out of central Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / Reuters

A pack of riders cycles during the second stage of the 10th Tour of Qatar cycling race from the camel race track to the Doha Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / Reuters

Julia Mancuso of the United States competes in the women's Super G during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on the Kandahar course. Mancuso earned her fourth World Championship medal with a silver medal in the Super G.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty Images

The sun sets over the sea looking toward Land's End viewed from Gwenver beach near Sennen Cove. Like many parts of the United Kingdom, Cornwall is enjoying milder weather after one of the harshest winters on record. Normally, due to the effects of the Gulf Stream, winters in Cornwall are among the warmest in the country, meaning frost and snow are very rare at the coast and inland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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Anti-government protesters continue to occupy Tahrir Square in Cairo as the country’s vice president announces a plan and timetable for the peaceful transfer of power; protesters in Greece taunt riot police with lasers, and on the Cambodian/Thailand border, maximum restraint is called for by the head of the United Nations in a dispute that has claimed six lives so far.

The Spanish capital of Madrid invites graffiti artists from across Europe to paint 140 store shutters in an organized project designed to preempt random, ugly and often obscene graffiti done illicitly at night; dancers from China’s Gansu Opera Ensemble perform at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, while in Bogota, Colombia, a Canadian dance troupe rehearses for an upcoming show.

At an animal sanctuary in South Africa, a 15-year-old lioness in poor health peers cautiously from the safety of her enclosure after an Austrian organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering of mistreated animals rescued her from a Bulgarian zoo; while in frigid South Dakota, tiny starlings try to keep warm in the steam of a Sioux Falls smokestack.

Additional images from China, Germany, India, Japan, Qatar, Singapore, and Cornwall, England, all lend color to today’s photographic journey around the world.

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